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at the results from early voting and they favor president obama, because those polls have -- >> no, they don't. this is an important point. if you look at ohio, for example, 57% of the absentee ballot requests come from democrats who voted in none, one or two of the last three election and 72% of the republican absentee ballot application come from people who didn't vote -- voted in none, one or two of the last election and that is to say the democrats are cannibalizing the election day turnout and the republicans are getting the new votes out. >> i'm saying the results are, in both camp, obama is beating romney. >> chris: time out. two questions, karl and one, i want to talk about the disparity between the national polls which are leaning romney and the state polls that are leading obama and is it possible we're ready for another 2000, you could have romney win the popular vote in the case and, obama win the electoral vote. >> we could. and i think it is a small chance, because i think, brit is right when you have -- if the margin is as big nationally as it appears in these polls, then you
to the polls 230 toelect a new president and the campaigning is in high gear. president obama and mitt romney both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today, they're back on the trail in key swing states. doug mcelway has the latest. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now a memory as president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all of his talent as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsin was what the state considered a lock for obama. with polls showing a tightening race, the president's appearance in green bay is telling how close this election could be. >> and i am moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleo ground state, addressing a crowd of window dressers in virginia and slammed the president on job creation. >> he's out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attac
once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >> reporter: meanwhile in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several campaign surrogates from the candidates' spouses to their vice presidential running mates spanned out from colorado to ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero as the neck and neck race there could be the deciding factor in who takes the white house. ohio has 18 electoral college votes and has picked the winner in 2
to polling places next tuesday. a new washington post tracking poll shows president obama with 49% support to mitt room knee's 48%. president obama will campaign in ohio today while republican challenger mitt romney will be in wisconsin. gorn nor romney was in virginia yesterday and president obama will return to northern virginia tomorrow for a campaign stop. later this morning both camps will be watching the latest jobs report. if it's the last one before the election. >>> >> changes to speed and red light camera spine fines. >> but first a man accused of a string of pipe bombings. we'll many or on that coming up when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> there is some breaking news from northern virginia this morning. a suspect has been killed by sheriff's deputies. this happened around 4:00 this morning on tack et mill road near the staff ford county line. authorities tell us the incident began as an accident investigation. it's unclear though how it's kalated to a deadly shooting. we'll continue to follow that throughout the morning. >>> the nationwide man
. let's get to this "washington post" abc news tracking poll today about president obama's response to hurricane sandy. it says that nearly eight in ten likely voters say the president did an excellent or a good job in dealing with hurricane sandy. how does this factor into the election? >> definitely helps the president. the president is acting presidential. the poll likes his attitude and the actions that he has taken. he has suspended campaigning. he hasn't been on the campaign trail since saturday or sunday. and they think that he is showing the right stance and the right posture and i think it's quite frankly helped his campaign. >> we talked about ohio as battle ground state now and, you know, early voting has started in some places in this country. but there is a possibility that we might not know -- the whole count in ohio that could ultimately decide this election. explain that a little bit. >> for the first time the secretary of state which is the elections official in ohio has sent to every registered voter, 7 million in ohio, telling them they can apply for absentee ball
voters hit the polls. obama will try to make up for lost time. scheduled to hold rallies in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. showed the two candidates locked in a dead heat tied at 47% each. gop nominee, mitt romney will be back in virginia today. massachusetts governor scheduled to rally. make up visit after he had to cancel three events sunday. mitt romney spent the day in florida yesterday concentrating on hurricane sandy. >> more than 19 million people already have voted in the up coming election by mail or in person. no votes will be counted until november 6th. picked back up in maryland yesterday after a two day suspension. there was a big turn out at polling stations. the voting days and hours were extended through tomorrow because of sandy. >> you know, a lot of things were suspended because of sandy. and we didn't have our weather. >> no, we did not. >> today it's back. >> excellent. we need this. >> and we're going to make up for it by having cuteness in one picture. time now for photo of the day. and today, we say hello to pre-school in german town maryland. >> how cute. >>
kaine is ahead of allen, 50 to 46%. a few weeks ago, cane was up 51 to 41% in the same poll. >>> cell phone owners and twitter users are getting text messages, urging the vote against president obama. they say the messages are coming from cc advertising out of centreville, virginia. the website's generating the messages and they were registered to the advertising company's president late wednesday. earlier in the day, they were register to a former republican state senate candidate. we'll discuss that issue coming up at 6:30 tonight. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 focuses on national candidates and issues during the final two weeks of the campaign. >>> straight ahead here on the news edge, when you think of a quick getaway, why that jeep stalled on a fence. and one surprise from sandy that many are not complaining about, snow. >> and we have no rainfall. we have a few clouds out there, brian, but it's going to be a good night for the trick or treaters. the door bell may start ringing soon. the sun's going down at 6:08 and will be dark soon. we'll talk about halloween and the weekend.
the deadline for mail-in ballots. >>> only a few days until americans do head to the polls. and president obama is back on the campaign trail after a pause for sandy. after campaigning in wisconsin, nevada, colorado yesterday, he has three stops in battleground ohio today. tomorrow the president will appear in manassas with bill clinton and singer dave matthews. yesterday's new york mayor michael bloomberg on yesterday endorsed president obama. >>> mitt romney starts the day with a rally in wisconsin and heads to ohio for two more campaign events. he'll join his wife and running mate paul ryan for a rally tonight in westchester, ohio. tony? >>> allison, another election curve ball comes out today, in about 30 minutes the labor department will release the october unemployment report. economists say the nation likely added about 120,000 jobs reflecting a steady, but cautious approach. that would raise the rate slightly from 7.8 #% in september to 7.9% last month. >>> new this morning, a prince george's county delegate will not keep her seat in the maryland state house. that is the finding of an a
. a new fox news poll of the swing state of virginia shows the obama/biden team down two points. the democratic ticket won virginia in 2008, the first democratic ticket to do so since 1964. there he is, mark plotkin with us again tonight. the president behind a couple points in virginia. what do you make of that? >> well, virginia is basically a republican state and they've had a good series of victories. governor bob mcdonnell won in 2009. they won the lieutenant governorship, the attorney generalship, became even in the state and have overriding majorities in the statehouse and if is basically a republican state and the -- it is basically a republican state and the president is counting on the changing demographics in virginia and as you said, it was 40 years before they actually won a presidential contest in virginia. so it's an uphill battle. >> assuming we have significant dang from sandy, do you expect the candidates to -- damage from sandy, do you expect the candidates to head to those damaged areas because they have to be careful not to look like they're taking advantage
on that. the polls that matter is ohio, florida and virginia and, you know, even wisconsin and iowa as well. those are the ones that if obama can hold the midwest and that's what he is trying to hold. if he can hold that there's no way romney can win. >> it looks like romney will take ohio, florida and virginia. >> that's a dream. >> if he does that and he takes colorado too and iowa, all of those things are likely, i think that romney is going to win the election. romney only needs 269 to win. in one of those and it could happen, if you get a 269 it goes to the house and they line up state by state and they win because of all the states. one small point romney only needs 269 to get over the finish line. i think that he is going to get there. >> i think that's your wish there. >> thank you guys are coming in. >>> coming up the devastation hits one of the colleagues hard. the affects that it is having on a hometown. would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan
days left until voters hit the polls and at least one candidate will be back on the campaign trail. while president obama surveys the east coast, mitt romney will spend the day at rallies in florida. republicans say the nominee needs to walk a careful line showing respect for the storm's casualties and making a case for his bid for the white house. >>> the commonwealth has 13 electoral votes and maryland has three hot button referendum issues on the ballot. joining is robert mccarthy to talk about this. i like the halloween garb. >> keeping with the season, tony. >> i should have done the same. there's a lot going on locally. let's talk about maryland because we're seeing the ads, constantly, particularly on gambling, question 7. we have the same sex marriage issue, and we also have another issue which is -- >> the dream act. >> let's talk about those. >> it let's talk about first what's most likely to pass, which is based on the polls. looks like the dream ak, ballot question 4, which would grant in-state tuition at maryland colleges and universities to undocumented immigrants wh
news poll has it tied up 46% apiece, slightly tighter than just a few weeks ago. >> the obama team is hoping that image as like this will count for something, the president taking charge in the wake of superstorm sandy, touring the damage in new jersey. it didn't hurt that one of his strongest critic, new jersey governor chris christie, lavished him with praise. >> it has been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and the president will be back on the trail today in nevada, colorado and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia after rallies yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters with a call for storm relief. >> please make sure that you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra, sent it to the
to the american red cross. >>> president obama and mitt rom know both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy but with just four days before voters head to the polls it's back to the trail in full force. >> and the focus is all about those key swing states. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now both a memory as the candidates refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first and then attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda, doesn't get people back to
in maryland and d.c. the polling locations will be open tomorrow. today governor martin o'malley announced early voting has been extended until friday. hours for early voting has been extended from 9 p.m. to early urday. >>> president obama and mitt romney trying to urge support for storm victims while not actually campaigning for pan election that is one week away -- an election that is one week away, fox 5's tom fitzgerald with more. >> candidate obama stayed on the sidelines today as president obama remained at the white house to stay in touch with fema and federal authorities in charge of the response to hurricane sandy. in ohio today mitt romney's campaign meanwhile collected donations of various goods and food items. romney said generosity is an american trait and has canceled all campaign events today because of the storm. president obama went to the headquarters of the american red cross here in washington. the president said he is confident the recovery effort is heading in the right direction and he urged people to make monetary donations to the red cross disaster relief fund. >>
. not is like -- not like sandy. they don't need anything additional on what has happened there. the polls open locally on tuesday and we're expecting to have mostly sun around with the temperature in the low 50s, brian. >> in an interview with shepherd smith, when we return. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i
'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> as we enter the final weekend of the presidential race the candidates will not only be eyeing the polls, they'll be keeping a close eye on the redskins games because the redskins have historically been a reliable predictor who wins the white house. in 17 of the past 18 presidential elections, if the redskins win their final home game before voting, the incumbent party wins the white house. if the skins lose, the challenger goes on to win. the only time that did not hold true information 2004. the redskins are playing the carolina panthers who are awful, by the way, at home sunday. fox 5's lindsay murphy joins us with a preview of the game where the coach has almost been fired. the general manager is out of there. the panthers are a mess. >> you're saying it looks good for president obama? >> so say the historically speaking. i know all this just because the head coach ron rivera went to my high school. >> oh, cool. i was just thinking imagine if the bears are playing the redskins sunday. president obama would have to root for the bears bu
don't think it really will. in new york, you might see the numbers be a bit smaller. obama is still of course going to carry away with a win with new york. interesting to see the numbers in new york city. a lot of flooding in lower manhattan. curious if the polling stations will be there. >> what about you? >> i think it will affect it a little bit. it's sad what happened. new york and new jersey states that weren't a contest. i don't think it will be too much of an affect. but great to see the president work with the republicans and the whole disaster being a nonpartisan thing. >> let's get over and ask two more students. what do you think about the bromance? do you think that will have an impact on voters when they see them working together? >> i think absolutely. but aside from bridging the divide. the president is using this as a chance to look like a leader. sitting there in that fema chair, he looks like a leader. bringing people together. and encouraging them to fix this mess. >> what about you? >> i think it will definitely have somewhat of an impact. people really hate the
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